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SGN Annual Meeting Recap
Last week, the State Government Network held its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. The meeting was attended by over 50 SGN members representing 35 states and Puerto Rico. The focus of the meeting was on public policy issues that affect the business of architecture.
The meeting covered public private partnerships for K-12 school construction, urban development initiatives that have led to opportunities for architects, architects participating in deep energy retrofit projects. Besides these issues, SGN members addressed issues with Design-Build project delivery models, Qualifications Based Selection, unlicensed practice, political strategies, and encouraging political engagement among architects.
The State and Local Relations team announced that the SGN Open Call webinar series will resume in August, but with a narrower focus. Open Calls will focus on only a few topics per year that are deemed to have the most impact for architectural business opportunities across the country. Additionally, the State and Local Relations team is offering to hold webinars to discuss the above-mentioned issues with individual states. These calls, like the SGN Open Calls, are open to the entire AIA membership.
For more information on what was discussed at the meeting, contact your SGN representative. You can find the list of SGN representatives here.
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